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dream about (someone or something)

1. To fantasize about doing something as one's goal or ambition. I've dreamed about being an astronaut since I was eight years old.
2. To envision someone or something in one's sleep. While recovering from dental surgery, I actually dreamed about all the foods I couldn't eat. Waking up was quite a disappointment! What does it mean if you keep dreaming about the same person every night?
See also: dream

dream about someone or something

 and dream of someone or something
to have mental pictures about someone or something, especially in one's sleep. I dreamed about you all night last night. I dreamed of a huge chocolate cake.
See also: dream
References in classic literature ?
Now what this dream of Chaka may have been I do not know, or have forgotten, for in those days he dreamed many dreams, and all his dreams led to one end, the death of men.
The Prince Umhlangana wore it--in the dream of Chaka--O Dingaan, shoot of a royal stock
The Prince Dingaan held it--in the dream of Chaka--O Umhlangana, sprung from the root of kings
I gave it to both of you, O twin stars of the morning, princes of the Zulu--in the dream of Chaka I gave it to both of you.
Those who dream of the banquet, wake to lamentation and sorrow.
Affery, woman,' said Mr Flintwinch, with a friendly grin on his expressive countenance, 'if you ever have a dream of this sort again, it'll be a sign of your being in want of physic.
I dream of a home with a hearth-fire in it, a cat and dog, the footsteps of friends -- and YOU
How'd we stand living if it wasn't for our dream of immortality?
For example, the discovery of the chemical molecular formula for benzene was a direct result of chemist August Kekules dream of molecules dancing and then turning into a snake biting its tail.
But she has had the dream of sliding down an embankment, and this might have been an influence of her mother telling her about such a dream.
For instance, women may have a tendency to dream of emotions, relationships, and family members.
BEAUTIFUL DREAM LIFE is a beautiful dream in time, Upon us, its wonders to shine, Each day is a feature for us to live, This of its passing history to give, Many have passed this way before, For us have opened up many a door, We are living in dream, a future to be, If we are blessed, then it to see, A dream to reason and to think, With others of dreams can make a link, The past is gone, the future, the present to be, In this of our dreaming we can be so free, This dream of today will come and go, Only us of it then in our minds to know, But it will pass into a memory, In dreams of the past then to be, Dreams and life are all rolled into one, Until our greatest dream is done.
Often, people who lose a close loved one dream of them during their grieving process to help them resolve that.
3 : to think of as happening or possible <I dream of a better world.
I dream about my children I dream of having two boys I dream of their happy lives I'll buy them lots of toys